Pregnancy

Can I take anti-malaria medication if I’m pregnant or trying for a baby?

Can I take anti-malaria medication if I’m pregnant or trying for a baby?

Some anti-malaria medicines have been taken safely during pregnancy for many years, while others should be avoided. Continue reading

Do twins always run in families?

Do twins always run in families?

Identical twins don't usually run in families. Non-identical twins tend to run in families. Continue reading

What kind of antenatal care can I expect during my twin pregnancy?

What kind of antenatal care can I expect during my twin pregnancy?

More than the standard 7-10 antenatal appointments and the two ultrasound scans arranged for single pregnancies. Continue reading

What are my rights during pregnancy?

What are my rights during pregnancy?

You have rights related to your healthcare and your job. Continue reading

Preparing for more than one baby. Photograph: Dan Block

More than one baby

Parents with one child often think that caring for twins is the same, only doubled. If you've got twins (or triplets or more), you'll know it's not. Continue reading

Is it safe to use a sauna or jacuzzi if I’m pregnant?

Is it safe to use a sauna or jacuzzi if I’m pregnant?

There are risks of overheating, dehydration and fainting. So its best to avoid if you are pregnant. Continue reading

Why should I stop smoking if I’m pregnant?

Why should I stop smoking if I’m pregnant?

When you smoke, the chemicals stop oxygen and essential nutrients from reaching your unborn baby. Continue reading

Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS prescriptions?

Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS prescriptions?

Yes. If you’re pregnant, you’re entitled to free NHS prescriptions as long as you have a

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It attacks the white blood cells – the part of

Am I pregnant?

Am I pregnant?

To find out if you’re pregnant, you can do a pregnancy test from the first day that you